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| Aug 17, 2016

Nikkei rises after pause in yen rise

Stocks turned higher Wednesday as investors took heart from a drop in the yen following its brief overnight surge past 100 to the dollar. The 225-issue Nikkei stock average gained 149.13 points, or 0.90 percent, on the Tokyo Stock Exchange to end at 16,745.64. ...

| Aug 17, 2016

Dollar rallies after losing ¥100 line

The dollar strengthened moderately to ¥101 in Tokyo trading Wednesday after briefly tumbling below ¥100 for the first time in about five weeks in overseas trading overnight. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥100.71-72, up from ¥100.31-32 at the same time Tuesday. The ...

| Aug 15, 2016

Nikkei dips as yen inches upward

Stocks turned lower on Monday, weighed down by an uptick in the yen. The Nikkei average shed 50.36 points, or 0.30 percent, to close at 16,869.56. On Friday, it gained 184.80 points. The Topix index finished down 6.59 points, or 0.50 percent, at 1,316.63, ...